military

  • It’s time that the concept of militarisation is held up to scrutiny

    Campaigning for disarmament so far has focused on nuclear weapons, with President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s recent public threats of war reigniting the public interest in the issue. But while just nine countries in the world have nuclear weapons, the majority of the world’s countries have military forces, and...
  • Meet the LGBT+ military unit fighting ISIS

    As Donald Trump declared that transgender individuals would no longer be allowed to serve in the US military last week, in Rojava, Syria, the creation of a new and rather revolutionary military unit in the fight against Daesh (ISIS) was announced. This military unit, The Queer Insurrection and Liberation...
  • Brits opt out of human rights obligations

    In 2005 the European Court of Human Rights began hearing cases of Russian human rights abuses committed during the military conflict between the Russian government and Chechen rebel groups. The Russian military has since been found responsible for multiple human rights violations including torture, extrajudicial executions and targeting of...
  • The Impact of Mohamed Nasheed’s Arrest on South Asia & China

    Maldives, an archipelago consisting of 1200 islands in the heart of Indian Ocean is recently in the news for all the wrong reasons. The political turmoil that has engulfed this island-nation has created ripples across South Asia and the world. The recent arrest of former President and opposition leader Mohamed...
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